Islamic Geometry

Weekend Workshops

Cass Art Manchester

11 to 5pm Saturdays, £50

29 January - Patterns from Cairo

* 3 places left *

*LAST MINUTE SALE 30% off*

 26 Feb - Patterns from Uzbekistan

 28 May - Patterns from Andalusia

30 July - Patterns from Turkey

11.30 to 2.30pm Sundays, £25

30th Jan - A Pattern from Cairo

* 3 places left *

 27 Feb - A Patten from Uzbekistan

* SOLD OUT*

 29 May - A Pattern from Andalusia

 31 July - A Pattern from Turkey

Book any two or more places: 20% off!

Islamic Geometry Cass Art Manchester
Islamic Geometry Cass Art Manchester

Artwork by a participant on the Sunday Moroccan Pattern workshop

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Islamic Geometry Cass Art Manchester
Islamic Geometry Cass Art Manchester

Artwork by a participant on the Saturday Moroccan & Andalusian Pattern workshop

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Islamic Geometry Cass Art Manchester
Islamic Geometry Cass Art Manchester

Artwork by a participant on the Sunday Minbar of Saladin Workshop

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Islamic Geometry Cass Art Manchester
Islamic Geometry Cass Art Manchester

Artwork by a participant on the Sunday Moroccan Pattern workshop

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Choose your preferred dates or the 20% off multi buy option from  the drop down menu. 

 

Whether you come to the one day Saturday or half day Sunday workshops, the principle of what we'll do remains the same: We draw layers of lines and circles step by step using a compass and straight edge and create a complex underlying grid. From this a beautiful pattern emerges.  We outline, trace and transfer the pattern to watercolour paper, to be decorated using watercolour pencils & paints.

In our full day Saturday workshops, we'll explore a few patterns before choosing the one(s) that will be brought to life with colour. On Sundays, we will take one pattern through the stages to complete a colourful piece in watercolours.

 

The patterns created will be different for all workshop, So you can attend one or both of the weekend dates and learn something different each and every time. Each weekend will have a theme to allow us to gain greater insight in that particular era, location or family of patterns. Each time we'll journey back in time to a different part of the Islamic Lands to celebrate the intellect of the unknown artists and geometers who created such beauty.

All the workshops are suitable for participants aged 14+, no experience is needed and all resources & materials are provided.  A pack of watercolour, tracing and drawing paper is given to each participant, with spare papers to take home. A step by step PDF guide for the patterns created in the workshop is also emailed to every participant.  Maximum capacity of 12, so please book your place in advance using the PayPal button. Any questions, feel free to contact me. All bookings receive a confirmation by email, please be sure your check your PayPal account email address junk mail or spam folder.

​CANCELLATION POLICY :

If more than 14 days in advance of the workshop: A full refund or transfer to an equivalent workshop on an alternative date.

If 7 to 14 days in advance of the workshop: I can transfer your place to an equivalent workshop on an alternative date.

Less than 7 days in advance of the workshop:  I’m afraid I am unable to offer a refund nor transfer to an equivalent workshop on an alternative date.  I appreciate that sometimes unforeseen circumstances may mean that you can’t attend, so please do consider sending along a friend to take your place. I would need their name and contact details prior to the workshop.

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GIfting a workshop place to a loved one is easy. Book a place or multiple places at any of the venue that suits you. Then let me know by email that it's a gift, who it's for and any personal message. I can then create a bespoke gift card PDF for you to email or print and post to your loved one. If you're not sure of dates. Pick any future date and I can  arrange as needed with either you or your loved one.

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Pre order these perfect for geometry square note book with 36 uncoated 170 gsm pages to draw on, saddle stitched for a flat surface on which to draw layers of lines and circles perfect for geometry constructions.

UPDATE: The first print run of 50 sold out in 4 days (yikes!) the next print run is availble to pre order for delivery  Spring 2022

The Art Space, Cass Art Manchester, 55-57 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JR